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The Fort courtyard - The Fort, Morrison, CO

The Fort

4.6
4.6
7011 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Situated in the Red Rocks country 17 miles southwest of Denver on Hwy 285, The Fort is a true replica of Bent's Fort, (1833-1849), the first American fur trade post in Colorado. The Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Pawnee traded and intermarried at Bent's Old Fort, creating an economic and peaceful exchange of cultures in an otherwise violent West. The Fort building is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and celebrates the many cultures that traded at Bent's Old Fort. Our menu features "New Foods of the Old West" including the best cuts of buffalo, elk and quail, grilled to perfection. There are vegetarian options inspired by American Indian recipes including Corn Beans and Squash, known as the Three Sacred Sisters. The wine list is awarded the Wine Spectator each year, and the nine dining rooms, with intimate seating, has a 350 seat capacity, with real adobe "beehive "fireplaces that burn wood in the winter and fall months. Romantic. Amazing views of the Valley and Mountains!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 59 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wild Game, Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 697-4771

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ethan Torres

  • Private party facilities

    We have six different private & semi-private rooms available, as well as our covered outdoor patio with heaters, fire pits and wonderful views of Denver. These spaces are great for corporate events, cocktail hours, retirement parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and anniversaries. Please call 303-697-2282 or email: banquets@thefort.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Shade: (303) 697-2282

  • Neighborhood

    Morrison

  • Cross street

    Hwy 8 and US 285

  • Parking details

    A large, spacious lot is adjacent to the restaurant. FREE Parking!

  • Entertainment

    Indian flute music on select nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,011 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver Suburbs

    Scenic View

  • Denver Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Denver Suburbs

    Steakhouse

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  1. CO

    CraigO

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Fort is a good "special occasion" restaurant. Unless you routinely spend $100.00 per person with tip for a cocktail, shared appetizer, entrée and shared dessert. While spendy it has good ambience, except for the four top in front of the bar. From the windows or the patios the views are great. The food was prepared exceptionally well. The steaks were cooked exactly as ordered. The service was good and the noise level was acceptable.
  2. W

    Wildcheetah

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was ok. But the service was great. I like the atmosphere as the pretty mountain view and flowers from the patio.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I wish I remembered our waiter’s name - he was amazing! He took all the precautions necessary to make sure my meal was gluten free and paid attention to the concerns I had due to my allergy. The food was also great!!! Whatever the honey lavender dessert was deserves 5 stars on its own.
  4. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server and food runner were amazing! The Fort was a great experience. It was the first time I tried Bison meat and it was delicious! We had the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer and would highly recommend.
  5. m

    michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well made food and an interesting menu. Casual atmosphere. Our service was perfect and well timed. Great experience!
  6. FB

    FrankB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prices have increased and the menu has been reduced. On the other hand you will enjoy a excellent meal with super service. For special occasions the atmosphere , the view and fantastic dinner are well worth the cost.
  7. CJ

    CarlJ

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the Fort does not disappoint. Been coming here for year's
  8. M

    Murph

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Portions are LARGE.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quiet meal. A Native American flutist played throughout the establishment and stopped to chat, in a non intrusive way, with each table. Friend said it was the best beef steak she had ever had, cooked to perfection. Elk in huckleberry sauce was marvelous.
  10. TR

    TheRock

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, the service is first class and the ambience is beyond belief! A true Colorado experience...available NO where else...
  11. B

    Boople

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable! The food and drink was delicious and there is genuine concern from the service team about the quality and temp of the food brought to the tables. I feel like this is where you get what you pay for! Wow! We had the buffalo herb steaks and they were the best we have ever had! The Fort will not disappoint!
  12. S

    Shas

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Thought from other reviews this place would be touristy with decent food. The view is breathtaking. The food was better. Service was some of the best. 100% will be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brielle is a great hostess! We enjoyed our dining experience and the beautiful view! Thank you! :)
  14. MM

    MegM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Requested the patio and absolutely loved it - gorgeous views, impeccable service. Love the quail! Wasn't as big of a fan of the peas / potato mix but it was still pretty good (a little salty). We always love visiting the fort!
  15. DD

    DeniseD

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Beautiful place. Something different and out of the Norm. Enjoyed it!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a unique & enjoyable dining experience. The food and service was excellent and the setting was amazing. The “storyteller “ and flute player who came by our table and shared stories about the fort’s history, the food, and the restaurant itself was really special. One of the waiters even stopped and took our picture for us. We highly recommend eating here.
  17. LN

    LesN

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time and great food. Our server was excellent.
  18. CT

    ChrisT

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Everyone’s food was burnt and bland.
  19. JV

    JenniferV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We has a great first time experience. The food was delicious and there was a decent variety. The prices were a tad high for what you get. Seemed like we were paying more for the name than the product but otherwise it was an overall great experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great time
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awsome food! Great Food!!! Super view and overall a superb experience.
  22. TP

    TimP

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place , absolutely a must if your just visiting. The peanut butter jalapeños are awesome. Best ambience and views in the front range!
  23. MA

    MeAndYou

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Seemed overpriced, and the service was very slow!
  24. S

    Sublime2574

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service is always incredible, if you like meat the menu is 80% meat. We've been there a few times. I wish they would add more chicken or fish to the menu.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoI’m glad you’ve enjoyed incredible service at The Fort, and I appreciate your feedback. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  25. RR

    RichardR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderfully prepared. Service was just right.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoRichard: I’m delighted you enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Fort! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  26. SF

    SarahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, had a hiccup with our reservation (our fault) and they accommodated us beautifully. Really unique food I’m not sure you’d find anywhere else!
  27. JT

    JayT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server- Ruth, was awesome....Food was great and a great experience for an out-of-towner.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoThank you, Jay! I will pass along your compliments to Ruth, and I hope you will dine with us again soon. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  28. HT

    HeidiT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great ambiance and wonderful for a celebratory dinner!

    The FortResponded 4 days agoI’m delighted to hear it, Heidi! Thank you for celebrating with us. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  29. L

    Luvdiningout

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant was nice, however, it’s over rated. The food is just okay and very expensive. The 6 ounce filets, that two of us had, were tender but flavorless and dry. I would have hoped for a better and larger steak at $62.00 each. One of our guests had the lobster Mac and Cheese. He said it was good but expensive for $56.00. Another guest had a half rack of baby back ribs with two bison ribs. The ribs were okay but he said he has had better for half the price. These ribs were $49.00. The wine list is very extensive and also very expensive. Most wines were in the $100.00 range and higher. However, were able to find a nice red wine in the $40.00 range. Our waitress was wonderful. She was friendly and welcoming. The room we sat in was a little crowded. The tables were close together. The patron at the table next to us kept getting bumped every time the waitress passed by his table. One less two top table would have allowed for more room. All of us had desserts and they were wonderful. We each had a different dessert. We’d recommend all the desserts. But, again, they are pricey. I probably wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to any of my friends. I think there are better steak house restaurants in the Denver area that are much expensive.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review. While I’m glad you enjoyed “wonderful” service and our dessert menu, I apologize you felt your overall experience didn’t reflect the value. I hope you’ll give us another opportunity in the future. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  30. W

    Wilkerson04

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our evening. The food is always excellent!

    The FortResponded 4 days agoWAUGH! I’m so glad you enjoy dining at The Fort. Come see us again soon! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  31. DI

    DonInDenver

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We were sat timely for our reservation however we waited over 15 minutes with one coming to our table. I had to go to the hostess/host stand and ask for water and a wine menu The waitress “Ruth” was not great snd very condescending the entire night. We were at the restaurant the previous Saturday for a B-Day dinner and this Saturday 8-23-22 for dinner with friends. We won’t be going back any time soon.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review. I’m sorry your service experience fell below our usual high standard. I hope you’ll give The Fort another chance in the future. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  32. JF

    JeremyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have been to The Fort several times for special occasions. Our most recent visit was for our 22nd wedding anniversary, and as always The Fort did not disappoint. The food is always delicious and well prepared. The restaurant is very popular with locals as well as tourists, so make a reservation and expect a fair amount of noise. Also, be prepared to spend, but for a special occasion and the quality of the meal, it’s well worth it.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoJeremy: I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed dining with us at The Fort for special occasions. Thank you for celebrating with us, and happy anniversary! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  33. WS

    WilliamS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Excellent service. Tremendous food. Delightful ambiance.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoThank you, William! I’m delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Fort. I hope to welcome you again soon! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  34. LH

    LizH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I loved Sam’s guacamole, my beef filet mignonette & the fort red potatoes-the added beans didn’t do much for me. The yeast dinner rolls were a high point in my meal. My husband loved his meal-beef ribeye & mashed potatoes. Neither of us cared for the Rocky Mt. Oysters & we've eaten plenty elsewhere. Too small with too much bad breading. I had the hot fudge sundae & it wasn’t a $16 dessert.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoThank you for your thoughtful feedback, Liz. Overall, I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to The Fort. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  35. R

    Rosie

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was outstanding!!! Food and service was great!

    The FortResponded 4 days agoHUZZAH! I’m glad you enjoyed an “outstanding” visit to The Fort, Rosie! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been since 1985 and it didn’t disappoint.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoThank you for returning to The Fort! I’m so glad you enjoyed Shinin’ Times again after all these years. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  37. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Sitting on the patio, the view and ambiance was fantastic! We love the Bents Fort history and the authentic architecture. The staff was warm and friendly, diligent and efficient. Moxt of the food was fabulous but the steaks we a little overdone and there should have been a fruit substitute for the Huckleberry sauce for the elk medalions. We ended up seated by a large, noisy group which was somewhat annoying. Overall, it was a lovely evening and the experience was very good!

    The FortResponded 4 days agoRobert: Thank you for your kind review! I’m glad you enjoyed a lovely evening at The Fort, and I appreciate your feedback. I hope to welcome you again soon! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  38. J

    Justeatit

    Denver

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great special dinner place for out of town guests or special occasions.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoI’m delighted you enjoy dining with us at The Fort! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful scenery! Be instagram ready. Delicious mushrooms, and filet minon. Very kind and accommodating staff.

    The FortResponded 4 days agoI’m so glad you enjoyed a WAUGH-some experience at The Fort! Come see us again soon for more Shinin’ Times. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

  40. AF

    AFL95

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service but really wasn’t as good as expected. Way too much sauce on the bison ribs. The spice rub on the shrimp (bison steak/shrimp plate) wasn’t very good. Tasted like a grocery store Cajun rub. Nice place but not extraordinary.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 697-4771.

The Fort is rated 4.6 stars by 7011 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 59 times today
Google Map for The Fort

19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 8 and US 285

  • Neighborhood

    Morrison

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wild Game, Southwest

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    A large, spacious lot is adjacent to the restaurant. FREE Parking!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ethan Torres

  • Entertainment

    Indian flute music on select nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 697-4771

  • Private party facilities

    We have six different private & semi-private rooms available, as well as our covered outdoor patio with heaters, fire pits and wonderful views of Denver. These spaces are great for corporate events, cocktail hours, retirement parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and anniversaries. Please call 303-697-2282 or email: banquets@thefort.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Shade: (303) 697-2282

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